Professional basketball Seoul SK overturned their inferiority by 16 points and advanced to the semifinals PO with all three victories in the playoffs (PO)메이저놀이터 in the round of 6 as a ‘master of reversals’.
SK defeated Jeonju KCC 77-72 in the 2022-2023 SKT Adot Professional Basketball Round 6 PO 3rd away game held at Jeonju Gymnasium on the 7th.
SK, which overcame a 15-point gap in the second game and won the victory after an extended bloody struggle, used a reverse electrode to catch up with 16 points that day.
The sharp upward trend continued. The last time they lost in the domestic league was on February 23rd in the 5th round against KCC (68-73 loss).
In the East Asian Super League (EASL), an East Asian club competition held in Japan shortly after, they captured all 2 group stage games, but SK, who lost to Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation in the final, took all 9 games in the 6th round to shake off regret.
In PO, he won all 3 games and won 12 consecutive wins.
All of the 23 teams that have won the 1st and 2nd PO games of the 6th round, including SK, which started spring basketball this season in 3rd place (34-20), advanced to the 4th PO.
SK, which is challenging to win the championship game for the second year in a row, will face second-place Changwon LG (36-18) in the next round. The two teams will play their first match on the 14th at Changwon Gymnasium.
On the other hand, KCC, which started PO with 6th place (20-34), tried to turn around at home, but ended the season without maintaining a double-digit lead that day.
In the desperate KCC, Heo Woong led the attack by scoring 15 points in the first half alone.
Laguna, Dion Thompson worked hard on defense. SK’s main shooter Jamil Warney, who ranked first in scoring this season (24.2 points), tied the field goal success rate with 23% in the first half.
In particular, Warney, who struggled with Thompson’s defense in the second quarter, missed all four shots under the goal, and SK’s team score was also tied to 10 points. On the other hand, KCC hit the second half with 28 points in the second quarter and ran away 49-34.
KCC ran away with a 16-point lead as Heo Woong scored his 4th 3 at the start of the 3rd quarter.
Then, SK started chasing with Kim Seon-hyung’s unique ‘fast basketball’.
SK increased the attack speed, giving KCC no time to tidy up the defense, and Warney came alive as well.
Warney, who had a wider space to attack, scored 12 points in the third quarter, and SK followed up to 56-58 a minute before the end of the quarter.
Warney, who came back to life, drove fiercely in the 4th quarter. Warney, who scored consecutive goals at the beginning of the quarter, even hit a 3-point throw that was difficult for Thompson’s defense 4 minutes before the end of the game.
Kim Seon-hyung found Choi Boo-gyeong, who was following him in succession, and scored a quick break, and SK reversed the game 71-70 2 minutes before the end.
Immediately afterward, Warney, who received a pass from Kim Seon-hyeong in the attack, succeeded in his long-term floater, and the match was ruined.
Warney struggled with Thompson’s defense, recording 5 errors and 43% field goal success, but played the role of main gun by posting 30 points and 13 rebounds.
Kim Seon-hyeong, who formed a one-two punch with Warney, also stood at the forefront of the ‘chase show’ with 10 points and 10 assists. Choi Bu-gyeong also played her part under the goal with 14 points and 8 rebounds.